Business News

Temple Financial collects ‘Giving Tree’ donations

During this holiday season, Temple Financial is once again having its annual Giving Tree on display to help local families in need. The tree, located inside the Temple Financial office at 532 N.E. Third Ave., Ste. 200, in Camas, features ornamental tags with the ages of children and their likes, sizes and Christmas wishes. Presents will be wrapped and hand-delivered just before Christmas to the families that have been adopted.

Purpose is to improve police procedures

Citizens who come into contact with Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies can now take a survey to rate their encounters with law enforcement. As part of the National Police Research Platform’s Police Community Interaction survey, which is being administered by the University of Illinois at Chicago, feedback could help improve police procedures and approaches in Clark County, Washington State and nationwide.

Munroe presented with the Roy D. Hoover Award

A Clark County employee was recently recognized for his achievements in affordable housing and national community and economic development programs. Pete Munroe, program manager for Clark County’s Housing and Community Development program, was presented with the Roy D. Hoover Award by the National Association for County Community and Economic Development.

Echo Resale offers consignment opportunities

A new shop features a wide variety of items — new and used — in downtown Washougal. During business hours, visitors at Echo Resale can peruse racks of clothing in front of waterskis, a wakeboard and a children’s-sized kayak on display outside. Inside, there is more clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children, as well as games, toys, books, dishes, fashion jewelry, baby blankets and cat carriers. In the arts and crafts section, there are fabrics, yarn, paints, art sets and stamps to use on cards. Echo Resale, 2103 Main St., is open Wednesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 553-8861, email or visit

Library assistant promoted to district position

A former senior assistant at the Washougal Community Library has been promoted. Janet Alder, of Washougal, is the new marketing and outreach coordinator for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District. She was selected by an interview panel comprised of employees from throughout the district.

Washougal block party is Dec. 5

Several shops in downtown Washougal are inviting the community to a block party. The holiday event will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Washougal Sport & Spine will expand to new location

The owners and patients of Washougal Sport & Spine Physical Therapy will soon have some new views of downtown Washougal. The five-year old practice, owned by Steve McCarthy and Kimberly Williams, both of Camas, will relocate from 1700 Main St., Ste. 222 to Suite 136, within Washougal Town Square, in February 2014. McCarthy, a 1996 Camas High School graduate, said the new location will provide approximately 20 percent more space than the current suite — around 2,750 square feet, compared to 2,200. For more information, call 835-5349 or visit

ECFR earns Bucket Brigade grant

Georgia-Pacific announced that East County Fire and Rescue would receive a $10,000 grant.

Event to benefit Heroes Northwest

A dinner and auction will raise money for Heroes Northwest. The second annual event will be held Friday, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at Embassy Suites at the Portland Airport, 7900 N.E. 82nd Ave.

PubTalk participants will discuss raising startup capital

“Raising startup capital” will be the topic of the next Clark County PubTalk. It will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m., at Fort Vancouver National Trust, Artillery Barracks, 600 E Hatheway Road, Vancouver.